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Author Lemkin, Raphael, 1900-1959.
Title Totally unofficial : the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin / Raphael Lemkin, Donna-Lee Frieze.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013.

Author Lemkin, Raphael, 1900-1959.
Subject Lemkin, Raphael, 1900-1959.
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948 December 9)
Lawyers -- Poland -- Biography.
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
Human rights workers -- Poland -- Biography.
Human rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
Genocide -- Prevention.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.
Human Rights -- history.
Civil Rights -- history.
Genocide -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Violence -- history.
Alt Name Frieze, Donna-Lee.
Description 1 online resource
Summary "Among the greatest intellectual heroes of modern times, Raphael Lemkin lived an extraordinary life of struggle and hardship, yet altered international law and redefined the world's understanding of group rights. He invented the concept and word "genocide" and propelled the idea into international legal status. An uncommonly creative pioneer in ethical thought, he twice was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Although Lemkin died alone and in poverty, he left behind a model for a life of activism, a legacy of major contributions to international law, and--not least--an unpublished autobiography. Presented here for the first time is his own account of his life, from his boyhood on a small farm in Poland with his Jewish parents, to his perilous escape from Nazi Europe, through his arrival in the United States and rise to influence as an academic, thinker, and revered lawyer of international criminal law"-- Provided by publisher.
"Life and work of Raphael Lemkin, who immigrated to the U.S. during World War II and made it his life's work to fight genocide, a term he coined, with the might of the U.N. Genocide Convention"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- INTRODUCTION. The a?a?Insistent Prophet, a?a? -- Preface -- ONE. Early Years -- TWO. The Flight, 1939 -- THREE. The Flight, 1939a?1940 -- FOUR. A Refugee in Lithuania, Latvia, and Sweden -- FIVE. From Sweden to the United States -- SIX. First Impressions of America: Aprila?June 1941 -- SEVEN. Alerting the World to Genocide -- EIGHT. The Birth of the Convention -- NINE. Geneva, 1948 -- TEN. Paris, 1948 -- ELEVEN. Climbing a Mountain Again -- TWELVE. Nearing the End -- Appendixes -- Notes -- Bibliography
IndexA -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions.
ISBN 9780300188066 (electronic bk.)
0300188064 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 847527245
Additional Format Print version: Lemkin, Raphael, 1900-1959. Totally unofficial. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013 9780300186963 (DLC) 2012051175 (OCoLC)813392860

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